A Comprehensive Guide To Caring For a Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are a fantastic breed. They are affectionate, intelligent, athletic, and sociable, especially around children. What makes this breed popular with most families is its moderate size, even temperament, and fun-loving personality. Of course, it doesn't hurt that caring for a Golden Retriever is not all that difficult. With the right care and nutrition, your dog can thrive. But are you the best-suited pet parent for the breed? Read on to find out.

Exercising a Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are energetic and full of stamina, so daily exercise is a must. Adult Goldens need at least an hour’s exercise every day. Like the pug, this breed is highly prone to obesity, so they will quickly put on weight without proper physical activity like running, swimming (they just love water), and playing fetch.

 

Grooming a Golden Retriever

Caring for Golden Retrievers is a moderate issue. Golden Retrievers have two shedding seasons (spring, autumn) in a year where they shed pretty heavily. Otherwise shedding is not a major challenge. You need to brush your Golden 3-4 times per week and bathe them once a month.

 
 

Golden Retriever Food

Because they tend to gain weight quickly, we recommend that you monitor their caloric intake daily. This is why Goldens need complete and balanced meals that are tailor-made to meet their unique needs. We recommend giving them premium Golden Retriever food like IAMS™ Proactive Health™Adult Golden Retriever that contains L-Carnitine to support healthy weight management, Glucosamine and Chondroitin to support healthy joints, and Omega 6 and 3 fatty acids to support skin and coat health. It is best to split their daily allowance into two meals.

Recommended Golden Retrievers food intake-

SIZE OF GOLDEN RETRIEVER RECOMMENDED DAILY FEEDING (g)
20-30 kg 255-345
30-40 kg 345-430
40-50 kg 430-505
50-60 kg 505-580

 

 
 

Diseases Golden Retrievers are Susceptible to

Golden Retrievers are prone to moderate levels of health issues. Common ones include cancer and blood disorders, hip and elbow dysplasia, dislocated kneecaps, skin conditions, hypothyroidism, cataracts, and ear infections.

 
 

Golden Retriever Facts

An ideal world for a Golden Retriever is to live in a home with a medium or large-sized yard. While they do well in apartments, they need a great deal of outdoor exercise to stay fit. So if you can manage that, Golden Retrievers can do well as indoor and outdoor pets.

So, is caring for a Golden Retriever the right choice for you? Goldens are high-energy pets and are one of the friendliest breeds out there. Their friendly nature and comfort around little kids make them an ideal choice for many first-time owners.